Monday Inspiration: Make Common Sense Common Practice

use your common sense dailyYou’ve got common sense. But you put your common sense into common practice?

My mentor, Brendon Burchard, often says, “Common sense is not always common practice.” And it’s not.

So don’t beat yourself up if you know you often don’t put to use beneficial information or develop habits that are in your best interest. You aren’t alone.

What is Common Sense?

Typically, common sense is defined as “good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.”

It’s common sense to:

  • Go to the doctor when you feel sick or get injured.
  • Follow traffic rules.
  • Obey the law.
  • Do a good job.
  • Be kind.
  • Don’t overeat.
  • Sleep eight hours per night.
  • Don’t litter.

But not all of us do these things…even though we know they are good ideas and habits. Can you relate?

What Common Sense Do You Want to Put into Common Practice?

And admit it… There are some common sense practices you want to put into common practice. But you’ve just not done so.

It’s easier to continue as you have been. I get it. Change seems tough and scary.

But underneath those excuses, you know the truth. You’d be better off if you made those things part of your daily…weekly…monthly…even hourly…life.

What common-sense practices will advance your life if you put them into common practice? Make a list.

Make Common Sense Part of Your Life

To make common sense part of your daily life, follow these three steps.

  1. Choose one or two common sense actions that you can implement today. No, not tomorrow. Right now. No more excuses. What will you do differently today? Write them down.
  2. Decide how you will implement these common sense practices in your life. What will you do today? How will you behave differently? What steps do you have to take to implement these new habits?
  3. Create a tracking system. You only will continue with your new common sense practices if you see the benefit. So determine if you will use a scale, such as rating the effect of the new habit on a scale of 1 to 10, or journal daily about the positive impact you see (or don’t see).

Next month, take on one or two more common sense habits or ways of behaving in the world. Make them common practice. Watch how your life changes for the better.

What common sense will you make common practice in your life this month?

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2 thoughts on “Monday Inspiration: Make Common Sense Common Practice”

  1. .I have little motivation when it comes to sitting down and STARTING a writing project. I feel I have little to devote my thinking time…IDK if it’s just laziness or I actually have a stopping point in my thinking because of my mental disorder Bipolar. Maybe I’ve been brainwashed but I have been in a mostly depressive state for over 40 years, good days few, most days a downbeat demeanor. I sometimes just want to sail along without thinking but when I do write I am excited and the inspiration and ideas comes almost too easy. My doctor yesterday asked me WHY ARE YOU SO DEPRESSED…YOU HAVE SO MUCH GOING FOR YOU. I couldn’t answer him. I’ve always been this way since 1968. Worse since 1980. I don’t know how to be happy or..maybe I just need to talk to a phycologist, which I have done but to no avail. So I hope to get my writing life going in a straight line and possibly that is what I need most to bring me to a more positive mindset. TY

    1. Donna,

      After a while, depression can become a habit. Any state of being–physical or mental (and they impact each other)–becomes habitual. You need to create new habits…and new energetic states. High performance coaching might help you immensely. If you can’t afford the one-on-one sessions, try the High-Performance Writer program–same exact curriculum but with a group of writers.

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